Weekend & Short Break

Located just outside Providence, charming Bristol, Rhode Island offers a host of rural and cultural activities for everyone, plus fine dining for adults and hands-on summer camps for younger schoolchildren. Only a two-and-a-half hour train ride from New York and even closer to Boston, Bristol is...

School is over and thousands are flocking to Yosemite National Park for summer fun in great lodging. But if you don’t want to deal with crowded camping sites, waiting for a permit or, worse, being denied one, go to Yosemite Pines RV Resort where you will have a fun and adventure-filled vacation....

There are many well-known toddler attractions in Seattle, but once this verdant, hip city gets into your blood, you will want to keep returning even as your kids outgrow the Children's Museum and Pacific Science Center.  If you want your kids to really feel all grown-up, check into Seattle’s...

Whether it's raining on the plains of Spain or not, we recommend a visit to Port Aventura for traditional theme park fun with a splash of Spanish flavor. For kids who love virtual reality rides, roller coasters, and high-tech attractions, make this a day trip from the wonderful city of Barcelona...

Whether you're a visitor or a local, you are guaranteed to learn something fun from The Kid's Guide to Washington, DC (Kid's Guides Series, PPQ, 2013) by Eileen Ogintz.  Once again, this travel expert tackles a major family vacation destination, in this case, Washington DC -- then writes a...

Old meets new, East meets West, and your family meets fun in Hong Kong with our age-appropriate guide to the best attractions and activities for families with kids. Don't ignore the many free and useful pamphlets for visitors published by the Hong Kong Tourism Board. “Hong Kong Walks,” available at...

New York State’s Catskill Mountains are a four-season recreational playground with a cultural undertone. It is easy to blend active pursuits with a dose of learning in this scenic region.  From its Native American roots to its agricultural prosperity, from its famed Borscht Belt period to Woodstock...

Gettysburg is the place to relive a defining battle in American history, especially as it celebrates its 150th anniversary with many new programs and events in 2013. A battlefield may be an unlikely place for a family vacation, but Gettysburg presents a grand opportunity for families to share...

Take your kids on a wild West adventure to Custer State Park and come face to face with a herd of charging buffalo during the annual Buffalo Roundup. This Fall, the park will be holding its 48th annual Buffalo Roundup and its 19th annual Arts Festival. The fun begins on Friday, September 27,...

With half term just around the corner and the Easter holidays not too far away either, thoughts will soon be turning to how to keep the children entertained.  Spending a few days on holiday is a great way to enjoy quality time together as a family without the distractions of everyday life.  This...

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